Visitor Tips


Welcome to River Farm, a 25-acre property maintained by the non-profit American Horticultural Society.

Come experience the wonders of nature through our gardens. We ask that you follow a few guidelines to ensure everyone’s enjoyment of this special place.

Garden Guidelines 

Please do…

  • Walk on paths or the grass.
  • Bike in and leave bicycles in the rack by the parking lot.
  • Bring a picnic – we have several picnic tables or you can spread a blanket on the lawn.
  • Take your trash with you or leave it in our parking lot dumpster.
  • Take photographs or do sketching for your own personal use and entertainment.
  • Supervise your children at all times to ensure they follow our guidelines.
  • Keep pets leashed and always pick up after them.
  • View botanically themed exhibitions by local artists in our Manor House.
  • Drop cash or checks in our Donation Boxes to help us keep the gardens well maintained and open to all.
  • Hold a celebration or meeting here once you have made arrangements with us

Please don’t…

  • Bring balls, kites, or sporting equipment to River Farm. Plants often get damaged when these go astray, so please save them for the many parks in our area.
  • Take commercial photographs without a permit from us.
  • Create commercial paintings or drawings without a permit from us. 
  • Smoke.
  • Climb trees, pick flowers, or remove any plants.
  • Allow pets to damage any plants, or leave pets unattended anywhere at River Farm.